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north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war.. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. new developments in the all-out man hunt for a suspected cop killer. right now police keting a california indian reservation. and bracing for a snow making monster. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us,
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everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million people are under a blizzard warning. cnn meteorologist chad myers says he can't remember seeing a number that high. air travel is already a mess. nearly 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have already been canceled. in boston there are fears today's storm could be worse than these images. this, folk, the 1978 blizzard that killed 100 people and
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destroyed thousands of homes. the forecasts there calling for up to 34 inches of snow today. we have got you covered, though. jennifer delgado is tracking the storm from the cnn weather center in atlanta. let's begin live in boston, where bottled water and shovels are really hard to come by. but you are smiling. good morning to you. >> reporter: i'm smiling because this is really kind of the calm before the storm right now. just keep in mind, this is an area that hasn't seen much snow yet this season. in fact, we're 15 inches below normal in boston. generally a mild winter. as soon as word broke of this epic storm on the way, we saw the mad rush. the airports were packed. we tried to make our way to the hotel. it was gridlock. people were making a mad rush to get their supplies or get out of the city. right now, very calm, as you can see. temperatures, below freezing, just at 31 degrees. currently seeing winds light, about 15 miles per hour. not a big deal.
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visibility, that's going to be the key factor. i can show you the customs tower here. you can see that very clear. throughout the day, we are expecting to see this visibility drop. we're talking about two to three inch her pour snowfall rates pick up today by about 2:00 and 5:00 in the evening. that snowfall is expected to continue all the way through saturday evening. that's tough enough as it is. the strong winds expected to blow. with the blizzard warning in effect, we're talking about 35-mile-an-hour winds with gusts up to 75. overall, i want to tell you, people here don't seem to be that concerned. let's take a listen to what the mayor had to say. >> it's a very serious storm. we have many staff who are going to be out there. several departments will be called on to deal with the emergency. we're used to these types of storms. we also want to remind everyone
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to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: this is what i love to hear. residents here are very confident. no one seems to be that concerned. they have a lot of confidence in the city and things are going to be okay. >> definitely you've done a really good job of warning everyone, so they have that as well. we're going to continue to check in with you live in boston for us. >> all right. let's get to meteorologist jennifer delgado. she's tracking the storm from atlanta. good morning. >> good morning. you're right. we're watching two storms because they're going to merge later today. we're talk a whopper of a snowstorm. as we show you on the radar, notice what's happening. there's our one system come in from the ohio valley and the oh one towards the south. notice a lot of lightning with that system off the coast of
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north carolina. that is showing you the instability, the convection. once we get this going later today, we're going to see snowfall totals blowing up. right now we're mainly looking at rain. even through parts of northern virginia, we are looking at light snow as well as snow flurries. so what is going to happen throughout the day? as we time this for you, for new york throughout the morning, really through the afternoon, you're going to see rain out there. as we go into late day, we will see that changing over to snow. for boston, you're going to start your snow around 8:00 a.m. of course, it's going to increase, especially as we go late in the afternoon as well as into the overnight hours. we're talking about a white-out, blizzard conditions. that's why everybody is saying don't get on the roadways. as we track this for you at 10:00, notice, again, conditions really go downhill. for new york city, we're talking 12 to 18 inches of snowfall. in some parts, we're talking even more, like boston. potentially 2 1/2 to 3 feet of
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snowfall. here's a look at what's going to be happening today. again, keep in mind for boston, portland, all these areas, we're looking at the heaviest snowfall totals, especially along the coastal regions. right now we have a blizzard warning that goes into effect at 6:00 a.m. definitely a serious and dangerous storm that we are tracking today. of course, we'll continue to follow that and have team coverage. >> all right, jennifer. thanks. you know, you have ski slopes up in vermont. there are people who are happy about this. >> if you can get out and get back in. >> they want this snow. all right. thanks, jennifer. six minutes past the hour. now to the man hunt in southern california for a former cop who's declared war on the los angeles police department. we have a possible major development overnight. word that the suspect may have been spotted near the barona indian reservation. that's in lakeside, california. this man right here, is
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suspected of killing three people, including a police officer and former police official's daughter. in a rambling online manifesto, he vowed to target other cops and their families. authorities tracked him to an area around the big bear lake ski resort in san bernardino, california. after an all-night search, a possible big development. cnn's casey wine is following this for us. what do you know? >> reporter: well, good morning. law enforcement throughout southern california on high alert. they are trying to both protect potential -- you hear this one police vehicle behind me. we don't know if it has anything to do with the search for this suspect, but we are seeing a lot of activity right at this police station here in hollywood. just starting right now. probably about eight vehicles leaving here in a very, very rapid manner over the last minute or so.
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the man hunt for christopher dorner stretching across nine southern california counties, from the mexican border to big bear lake, a ski resort nearly 200 miles away. a possible break in the hunt for christopher dorner as authorities find his truck burning on a remote road in big bear lake, california. police fanned out, rifles drawn, as they searched nearby woods and go door to door. >> we'll keep working on it until we're either able to locate the suspect or determine he's no longer in the big bear valley. >> reporter: dorner, a former los angeles cop, has threatened to hurt l.a. police officers and their families. police say in retribution for being fired in 2008. he allegedly laid out his plan in an online manifesto saying, quote, i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, i'm terminating yours. dorner also attempted to contact
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cnn. a yellow post-it note that reads, i never lied. an apparent reference to his firing. also, a coin wrapped in duct tape, which was inscribed with "thanks but no thanks." >> chances are he would have received it from me. it would have the custom i have of when somebody was activated into the military heading overseas. >> reporter: cnn is cooperating with authorities. police say it began sunday in irvine when dorner killed two people, monica quan, the daughter of a former lapd captain and her fiance. three days later in san diego, police say dorner attempted to hijack a boat. then he fired at police officers in corona, who were assigned to protect someone connected to dorner's threats. one officer was hurt. later in riverside, two officers are fired upon in what police
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call a cowardly ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. dorner's manifesto states, the attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence publicly. >> he's told us what he intends to do, and so far he's done it. >> reporter: leaving the community on edge, wondering when the violence will stop. several police departments have ordered their officers to travel in pairs in their patrol cars until dorner is found. zoraida. >> such a scary situation. also for the residents out there. they're on a virtual lockdown, aren't they? >> reporter: that's right. police are conducting a door-to-door search overnight throughout the community of big bear lakes, trying to find dorner. so far, no luck. they have ordered residents to stay inside. they also closed for at least part of the day yesterday, the ski lifts at the big bear resort. we don't know if that's going to continue today or not. >> and what about the schools? were those on lockdown as well?
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opening today? do you know anything about that? >> reporter: i don't have any information on that. we'll try to get it for you and maybe have it next hour. >> yeah, i would imagine a lot of parents are worried this morning. casey wian live if morning. thank you. as casey mentioned, the suspect reached out personally to cnn's anderson cooper. later this hour, anderson takes a closer look at his 11-page manifesto, which was posted on facebook. in our next hour at 6:40 eastern, we'll talk with david klinger he's a professor of criminal justice at the university of missouri in st. louis. he's also a former lapd police officer. see if he can shed light on the situation. the white house turned down a proposal to arm syrian rebels. defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey testified about it at a senate committee yesterday saying they backed the plan but the white house would not budge,
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showing a clear rift in washington in syrian policy. a u.s. official familiar with the deliberations said the issue is dead, at least for now. john brennan, the president's pick to be the next cia director getting drilled at his confirmation hearing. he was pressed on the targeted killing of terror suspects, including u.s. citizens. >> i think there's a misimpression on the part of some american people who believe that we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressio transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative. >> the brennan hearing was interrupted several times by protesters. at one point, senator diane feinstein stopped the proceedings and actually had the room cleared. all right. too close for comfort.
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scientists at nasa say a giant asteroid, about half the size of a football field, is headed our way. they predict it will pass very close to earth on february 15th. no closer than about 17,100 miles. it's one of many large space objects barrelling toward us at the very moment. experts say all of them, inclauinclud including this one, will have very limited, low-impact probability. >> very good. >> fun to watch, probably won't hit. >> i bet a lot of people will weigh in on this next story. should you get paid for all the extra time you spend checking work e-mails when you are outside of work? a chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city asking them to pay up for all the extra hours he says he's frequently required to work when he's off-duty. this is actually happening from home on his department-issued blackberry. that's what he wants to be reimbursed for. here's what the officer's attorney told our chicago
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affiliate. >> if they have half-hour phone call outside of work hours to a superior about a search warrant they're going to work on the next day, that's something that needs to be paid for. the lawsuit is not silly. the lawsuit seeks to enforce the law. >> okay. so the city says that it has work policies and procedures in place allowing police officers to request overtime. they say, at best, this is a union grievance, not a federal lawsuit. >> and this is something that unionized work forces, whether it's news rooms or police department, have really grappled with. a lot of people are tied 24/7 on the phone, conference calls, meetings -- >> well, across the board it happens. apparently they have a way to deal with it. it'll be interesting what the outcome is. >> i know. especially since i was on this last night. a florida kid has three parents named on his birth certificate. how that happened, coming up. plus, a high-profile movie critic under fire this morning. did he cross the line calling the star there, the woman, a hippo?
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good morning, new york city. right now it is 35 degrees. when all the snow comes, if it stays 35 degrees, of course it won't stick. but it's going to get a little colder. 37, i think, later. tonight we should have a lot of snow. >> i'm looking forward to it. i'm trying to find hills close to home so we can go tobogg tobogganing. >> my kids have them lined up. >> let's hope everything goes well. welcome back to "early start. let's get you up to date. a winter storm of historic proportions is bearing down on the northeast. 23 million people from new jersey to maine are under blizzard warnings right now. boston is the problem here. it could be buried under three feet of snow by tomorrow. new yorkers are bracing for a foot or more with the entire northeast region facing
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dangerous winds that could top 70 miles an hour. >> the winds are going to be a real problem. a possible sighting overnight of an ex-cop who's declared war on the los angeles police department. authorities say they got a call that 33-year-old christopher dorner was seen near the barona indian reservation in lakeside, california. he's suspected of killing three people, including an officer. he vowed to target other cops and their families in a long online letter. a duke university fraternity has been suspended after throwing an asian-themed party. many consider it racist and insensitive. asian-american students at yoouft university were outraged after pictures emerged. the invitations for the party used language mocking many asian accents. did veteran film critic rex reed go too far in his critique of the new comedy "identity thief"? he referred to the film's star,
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melissa mccarthy, as tractor sized and a hippo. the observer website exploded with fiery comments saying reed crossed the line criticizing mccarthy's appearance instead of the movie. "identify thief" opens today. almost 20 minutes after the hour. time for your early reads, your local news making national headlines this morning. in the "miami herald," a circuit judge has approved a private adoption, allowing three people, a gay man and married lesbian couple, to be listed on the birth certificate of their 21-month-old daughter. they tried unsuccessfully at clinics until asking their friend to help. so three people on a birth certificate. >> you know what's interesting about that story? it took two years. they're all smiling with the judge. at the end of the day, they were
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able to figure it out before the courts had to get involved. in "the new york observer," ann of green gables gets a makeover and die hard fans are angered. the 11-year-old appears as an attractive blond. this is how everybody feels. readers have gone ballistic on amazon. one fan says she was so disgusted she couldn't eat. another reviewer could eat but said she's so upset she couldn't keep her food down. somebody said this is kind of like depicting martin luther king as a white man. they were outraged over this. >> well, red hair to blond, but still. please. ann of green gables, don't touch it. justin timberlake adds another corporate sounding title. we'll share that with you. of das will restore even skin tone? think again. introducing olay professional even skin tone. developed by experts in skin genomics
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boeing and the faa underestimated the risk of the kinds of smoke incidents that forced officials to ground this plane. the faa declined to predict when the 787 will return to service. okay. justin timberlake can now add beer salesman to his resume. anheuser-busch said the pop icon will serve as the creative director for its bud light -- >> what? >> remember alicia keys? he's the creative director for the bud light platinum brand. they said his insights will help them further define bud light platinum's identity. >> other than holding it. >> remember, blackberry's announcement last week that alicia keys will assume the same title. we'll see if it works. defense secretary leon panetta answering questions about the attack in benghazi that claimed the life of a u.s.
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about to be buried. a monster blizzard bears down on the northeast. by this time tomorrow, one new england city could be digging out from three feet of snow, if you can believe that. >> three feet of snow. armed anticipate dangero ee suspected cop killer still on the loose. new this morning, a reported sighting that could be a major break in this case, and cops are rushing to the scene. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans in for john berman.
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>> i'm zoraida sambolin. our top story, it's a blizzard that could rewrite the history books. it's bearing down on the northeast right now. there it is. look at it. it is a beast, and it's about to bury millions of people in the snow. 23 million affect the. you're looking at a live picture from boston. by this time tomorrow, they could be digging out from three feet of snow. new yorkers are bracing for a foot or more with long line stretches for blocks yesterday at gas stations across the city. folks are learned a lesson here. before the first flakes fall, 3,000 flights for today and tomorrow have already been canceled. meteorologist jennifer delgado is tracking the storm from the cnn weather center. first, zain asher is live from new york's laguardia airport this morning. do they have just massive flight cancellations? >> reporter: hey, zoraida. it's pretty much going to be a tough day. i wish i had better news. pretty much 3200 flights canceled, as you mentioned. these flights, by the way,
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canceled pre-emptively. airlines at this point not wanting to take any chances, not giving passengers any false hope. take a look at this map. i want to show you what the northeast looks like right now. those blue dots represent the flights that are in the air right now. as you can see, it's pretty much jammed right now as people try and get out before the storm hits. the bottom line is, here's what you need to know. if you have travel plans from 1:00 today through tomorrow, just make sure you call the airlines in advance. don't show up simply hoping for the best. make sure you call in advance. a lot of the airlines are being very flexible in terms of offering alternative days or times without charging extra fees. although it does look relatively calm here, it is still early. i did speak to two people who told me they had flights scheduled for later on today or tomorrow, and they were lucky enough to get them rescheduled. here's what they had to say. >> it's actually about 20 minutes from newark, airport.
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this was about an hour away and a $200 cab drive. >> i was really tired, but i'd rather get out on time and safely. i had to. >> reporter: and you know, those guys were really lucky enough to get out on time. even though laguardia does look relatively calm, this airport can get really hectic. on a typical day, 1,000 flights leave and land every day. when the storm comes and goes, it's going to be anything but calm. mayhem. zoraida? >> all right, zain. thanks for warning us. welcome to the cnn family. >> welcome. she just joined our unit this week. we're very happy to have her. she'll be covering personal finance. >> that becomes a money story too. >> it certainly does. >> zain, welcome. nice to see you. we'll check back in. >> let's get right no meteorologist jennifer delgado.
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>> good morning. i'm sure you're probably bracing for this storm in new york city. overall, we are going to see mainly rain through new york as we go through the morning. as we shift through the afternoon, we'll start to see more snow working in. right now, let's talk about what's happening on the radar. here's our low off the coast. you can see it hugging the mid-atlantic. look at all those thunderstorms popping up. it is going to merge and marry with that storm system coming in off the great lakes. as it does, we're talking about an explosion of snow coming down. as we've been saying, we could see three feet of snow out there. i want to point out to you, really just some rain out there for new jersey, delaware. for northern virginia, we are dealing with light snow and some snow flurries. everybody wants to know, how are we going to track this throughout the day? we're going to track it for you. this is friday at 5:00 a.m. we move it ahead to about 8:00, 9:00. we're going to start to see that snow working in for those major cities and new england, like providence, boston as well as into hartford. as we go later into the day, for
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new york city, this is where it's going to stop for you. christine as well as zoraida, notice this is going to start to change into all snow for new york and then of course in the overnight hours when we start to see the storm system merging, it's going to be all snow for areas through saturday. we really start to see the storm system pulling away saturday late afternoon and then we'll start to recover. look at these totals out there. we're talking 34 inches of snow for portland. 30 for boston. for providence, 22. nonetheless, when you add this in and add in the winds where we're talking some of these locations, they're going to be hurricane force. we're going to be dealing with basically a whiteout. that's why we have the blizzard warnings in place from new york city up towards maine. look at those winds. then add in the other part of the story. as we get into late tonight and tomorrow when we have high tide, all those coastal region, even for areas damaged by superstorm sandy, we are going to look at the threat for coastal flooding
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there as well as erosion. that's just another part of the story with those winds. >> and power outages, right? if you have heavy, heavy snow and wind, sometimes those power lines -- i mean, so many of the power lines in the suburbs -- in the cities, they're under the ground. >> remember superstorm sandy. >> that's right. i was calling yesterday trying to find a generator. they're virtually out of them. everybody is trying to scramble. >> whenever you don't want it or you don't have the money. >> thank you, jennifer. appreciate it. 36 minutes past the hour. a possible development overnight in the man hunt for christopher dorner. he's the fired lapd cop who's accused of murdering three people. he's vowed to keep on killing. there is a report that he may have been spotted near the barona indian reservation in lakeside, california. the 33-year-old promised retribution for his 2008 dismissal in a rambling facebook manifesto. his burned-out truck was found at a ski resort area about 80 miles from los angeles.
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so far, no sign of the suspect. >> there was a murder and attempted murder of three law enforcement officers today. the person responsible for that is still on the street, and we don't know what he's going to do. we know what he's capable of doing, and we need to find him. >> dorner has reached out to cnn, sending a package to our anderson cooper, which contained a dvd and coin wrapped in duct tape. >> john miller is a cbs news correspondent who worked in counterintelligence for the lapd for three years. last night on "ac 360," he talked about how different this kind of man hunt is where the suspect is a homicidal, suicidal trained sniper who knows how they would be looking for him. >> what do you make of this suspect, given his training? how hard is it to track him
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down? >> it's a pretty unique case. in some ways you have the classic man hunt. you also have something that's quite an anomaly here, which is you have the hunted, who is also hunting the hunters. he has obviously fired at police officers. he's turned on them as they've approached him. so this is not your average man hunt. >> he knows exactly how police officers think, who are trying to capture him. that long rambling, haunting letter dorner allegedly wrote is oozing with information, including the names of his target. elizabeth cohen is going to try to get into his head. defense secretary leon panetta trying to defend the u.s. response to the deadly september attack in benghazi. he testified the military moved quickly by deployed teams from spain and central europe, but they arrived too late to save
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ambassador chris stephens and the three other americans. >> you can't just willy nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> did you ever call him and say, mr. president, it looks like we don't have anything to get there any time soon? >> the event was over before -- tncht lasted almost eight hours. >> panetta testified that he received no reports of imminent threats to the mission in benghazi in the hours before the attack. another legal hurdle now for disgraced cycling legend lance armstrong. a texas promotions company is suing him for more than $12 million for what it calls the most outrageous, cold-hearted and elaborate lie in the history of sports. they want armstrong to return bonus money for winning the tour de france in 2002, 2003, and 2004. but there's more than money at stake. this lawsuit may force armstrong to testify, which could expose him to criminal charges if he
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lies under oath. well, the proof is in the briefs. forget the hem line index. experts have found another indicator of economic growth. pay attention, christine. fashion observers at a u.k. underwear and swim wear site find men buy more colorful undergarments when the economy is booming. they return to their fail safe black and grey when things aren't going so well. >> the american flag with the smiley face. all right. very serious news this morning. >> a little bit of everything for you this morning. our national debate over mammograms and how often to get them, it's back in the headlines. and the new study that could change your doctor's mind is coming up. first, the chilling manifesto left by accused cop killer christopher dorner. cnn's anderson keeper, who received a package from dorner, takes a closer look next. were g, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt.
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good morning. welcome back to "early start." a reported sighting overnight of chris fetopher dorner, the fire lapd officer, who has declared revenge war. dorner may have been spotted this morning. he's already killed three people, including a cop. his chilling message delivered in an online manifesto. cnn's anderson cooper has a closer look at that. >> the subject line reads "last resort." it's perhaps the only explanation we'll ever hear from the alleged shooter christopher dorner. over 11,000 words posted on his facebook page earlier today address simply "to america." it's pages and pages of threats and rambling opinions, and it is chilling to read. had writes, quote, i know i'll be vilified by the lapd and the media. unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that i do not
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enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the lapd and reclaim my name. the question is, what would you do to clear your name? dorner clearly wants vindication from the lapd, which terminated him in 2008 for making false statements to a superior officer. the attacks will stop when the department states the truth about any innocence publicly, he writes. i will not accept any time of currency, good in exchange for the attacks to stop, nor do i want it. i want my name back, period. there is no negotiation. the alleged shooter details evidence he says shows he was telling the truth and urges the media to investigate his case. he writes, quote, with the discovery and evidence available, you will see the truth. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name clears. dorner writes repeatedly about his own death. at one point he writes, self-preservation is no longer important to me. i do not fear death. he also writes, i have nothing to lose, you cannot prevail against an enemy combatant who
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has no fear of death. dorner wants to make sure he's not branded a liar but seems to have no concerns about being a killer. he promises the violence of action will be high. and he lists members of the lapd by name in his manifesto, writing, in essence, i've lost everything because the lapd took my name and knew i was innocent. your day has come. later he writes, you destroyed my life and name because of your actions, time is up. dorner doesn't stop there. he writes, suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family. i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. >> that was anderson cooper. some very chilling words there. anderson also talked to a friend and former university classmate of dorner. he said he last heard from dorner four years ago and said at the time dorner had some sort of grievance with the los angeles police department. >> he did mention to me that there was some issue that he was
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dealing with. in any event, he did not seem to me to be particularly aggravated about it. he certainly didn't express, you know, any indication he had violent tendencies or was out for retribution or anything of that nature. you know, needless to say, the events of the past couple days come as a very great shock to me. >> he also had advice for dorner, if he was watching. >> turn yourself in. no good is coming of this. you know, you're not going to clear your name by killing people or by hurting people or by going on the run. there's absolutely, again, no good can come out of this. turn yourself in and put an end to it. >> soledad will speak with him coming up on "starting point." she'll also speak with a forensic psychiatrist as well as retired fbi profiler and former prosecutor jim clementi. so how often is too often for a mammogram?
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welcome back to "early start." it is 51 minutes past the hour. forecasters say it could be a blizzard for the record books. it's bearing down right now on the northeast this morning. by tomorrow, boston could be buried under three feet of snow. 23 million people from maine to new jersey are under a blizzard warning right now. first lady michelle obama will be at today's funeral for 15-year-old chicago honor student and band majorette who was gunned down one week after performing at president obama's inauguration festivities.
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welcome back to "early start." 56 minutes past the hour. i'm zoraida sambolin along with miss crist teen hristine romans. we're looking at the top trends this morning. >> joe biden's office tweeted a picture of him meeting with actor bradley cooper. don't fall off your bikes, people. cooper played a man struggling to overcome mental illness in
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"silver linings playbook." >> you're a big fan, aren't you? >> of joe biden. yes, i'm a bradley cooper fan. taking your kids out to eat, a recipe for disaster? not this family. a local restaurant knocked $4 off their bill because their kids were so well behaved. can you believe that? >> that's awesome. >> the mom posted the receipt on reddit, and it exploded, sparking a debate about parents and how to keep your kids in line. she followed up with some tips on other parents. take your kids out to eat at least a couple of times a month. give them a snack before you head out. be sure that they are rested and healthy. and notice the people, art, music, and food in the room and talk to your children about it. do you do those things, christine? >> i love those people. i do those things for myself. i don't do those things for my children. i get a babysitter.
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>> smart idea. late night last night, jimmy fallon proving old habits die hard. >> president obama's chief speech writer is leaving the white house to pursue a career as a hollywood screen writer. yeah. we actually got a clip of his first movie, but to be honest, it still seems like he's in speech writing mode. take a look at this. >> it's great to be here in columbus, ohio. >> look, over the past two years, i've signed into law $1.4 trillion in spending cuts and closed tax loopholes to make sure top-earning americans begin to pay their fair share. >> the fact is, though, we can't finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone. we can't. >> yes, we can. yes, we can. >> god bless you and god bless the united states of america.
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>> that's what i'm talking about right there. >> a little something light hearted for you this morning. "early start" continues right now. new developments in the all-out man hunt for a suspected cop killer right now. police blanketing a ski resort. monster blizzard. boston and new york right in the path of this thing. thousands of flights already canceled. good morning. it is friday. welcome to "early start." so much going on. >> i love all your energy. great to have you. >> it's going to be a big weekend. shoveling snow. that's what berman is probably doing. >> boston is really getting hit hard. i'm zoraida sambolin. friday, february 8th. up first, we are bracing for that big one. right now millions of people
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from maine to new jersey are waiting for a blizzard that could actually rewrite the history books, folks. take a look at the radar of this storm right now. forecasters are using words like epic, historic, to describe this massive storm, you are looking at a live picture from new york city. the big apple preparing for really dangerous winds. a greater problem. and up to a foot of snow or more. suspect people will have fun. 20 million in blizzard warnings. air travel, a complete mess. nearly 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have been canceled. in boston, this is what we're concerned about. there are fears today's storm could be worse than the 1978 blizzard. that killed 100 people and destroyed thousands of homes as well. the forecast in beantown calling up for 34 inches of snow today. we have got you covered. like no other network. meteorologist jennifer delgado from the cnn weather center.
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alison kosik in new york, where people spent last night waiting in long gas lines. let's begin with indra peterson, live in boston. where shovels and bottled water are hard to come by right now. what we're worried about, 100 people that died in another storm very similar to this one. >> yeah, absolutely. keep in mind, we've been talking about it in boston. a very mild winter so far. 15 inches below normal. but this coastal area developing off the coastline. we could set records. 24 inches of snowfall in 124 hou -- 24 hours. we could break the all-time record of 27.5 inches of snow. you saw the mad dive to get out of town. airports slammed, getting out of town was tough. traffic at a standstill. but the mayor says people are ready. >> very serious storm. we have many staff out there,
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right behind me you see several departments that will be called on to deal with the emergency. we are hearty new englanders. let me tell you, we are used to these types of storms and we want to remind everyone to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. basically stay home. >> 600 snow plows ready to go. 400 on stand by. the national guard on stand by and today you will see complete change as of noon today. all cars will be off the roads at noon today. no one to park in the emergency areas. and temperatures, right at the freezing mark. winds starting to pick up here. visibility is key. i want to show you behind me. again, looking at the customs tower, clear and easy to see. with blizzards we will be talking about between 2:00 and 5:00, heavy snow bands of 2 to 3 inches per hour. we'll talk about strong winds. snowdrifts will make them go near zero. today, high drifts higher than
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myself. all of this is expected, again, through late afternoon through the overnight hours and through tomorrow. the only upside. it will weaken and people can ride out the storm. >> indra peterson, thank you. new yorkers bracing for a foot or more of snow today along with dangerous winds. won't be so bad where alison kosik is. she is near columbus circle, near manhattan's central park this morning. >> actually there is a blizzard warning starting right now, 6:00 a.m., until tomorrow around 1:00. so that blizzard warning is in effect. clearly, bone dry out here. look at this not a drop of water, but fast forward about 24 hours from now, it will look very different if the maps you have been showing are any indication. and new yorkers are getting ready for this. i was on long island last night.
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my tank was empty, went to the gas station to fill up. and what did i see? but a flakback to hurricane sandy. gas lines, 20 cars deep. people pretty much in a mini panic. remembering what happened, christine, after hurricane sandy when the power was out for so long and gas stations couldn't meet the supply of people trying to fill up. so, you know what you see are people trying to really get ahead of the game this time around. but do you see those gas lines in and around at least long island, also seeing salt trucks in and around long island and from pennsylvania to the city. lines of salt trucks, plows, getting ready for what is expected to come this way. >> all right. allison, we'll be watching you closely throughout the day. >> thanks. and we have meteorologist jennifer delgado tracking the storm from the cnn center in atlanta. >> hi, guys. we saw allison in new york and
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indra in boston. blizzard warnings in effect. it extends from newark up to maine. this lasts until tomorrow afternoon. of course, we're talking about very gusty winds. winds blowing snow around and it will lead to a dangerous situation. also looking at a storm surge in some of these parts two to three feet. superstorm sandy, some of the areas could be looking at coastal flooding and erosion. more on the radar and what's happening. two storms, one in the great lakes and other in the mid-atlantic, a lot of rain up and down interstate 95. light snow in the washington, d.c. area. for new york, you will start off with rain out there, and then later in the day we see it change to snow later in the afternoon. boston to providence and hartford, snow works in, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and we take you through the future. 10:00.
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when the two storms will really merge. we'll see snow taking over and some of the locations, we're talking 1 to 3 feet of snowfall and it all comes to an end saturday afternoon. notice totals, 34 inches in portland. 30 in boston. combine the snow with the winds, look how gusty they will get. as we go late tonight into tomorrow. that's when blizzard conditions will get worse for providence. notice at midnight. winds, 3. boston, 55. it's going to be bad, we're talking about power outages and dangerous travel. don't travel. park it in the house and wait it out. >> great advice. jennifer delgado, live at the cnn weather center, appreciate it. to the manhunt in southern california for a former cop who has declared war on the los angeles police department. the suspect may have been spotted near the verona indian reservation. police tell us that the tip from a caller is unfounded.
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this man, 33-year-old christopher dorner suspected of killing three people including a police officer and a former police official's daughter. in a rambling online manifesto he vowed to target other cops and vowed to target their families too. authorities tracked him to an year around the big bear ski resort where his burnedo eed ou truck was found. speculation that they are moving in on him, getting closer, but we don't know yet. >> reporter: we certainly don't, christine. that's one of the reasons police officers throughout southern california have ordered officers to pair in patrol cars because of the potential threat against police officers. they are trying to protect potential targets of christopher dorner, they are also trying to find this suspects killer.
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a possible break in the hunt for christopher dorner as police find his truck burned out. police search nearby woods and go door to door. >> we'll keep working on it until we can locate the suspect or determine he's no longer in the big bear valley. >> reporter: dorner, a former los angeles cop has threatened to hurt police officers and their families. he says in retribution for being fired in 2008. he laid out his plan in an online manifesto. saying i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. he sent a parcel to our anderson cooper. a hand labeled dvd with a post it note that said i never lied. a coin wrapped in duct tape inscribed with thanks, but no
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thanks, will bratton. former chief of the los angeles police department. >> chances are he would have received it from me. it would have been the custom when someone was activated into the military, heading to overseas. >> police say it began sunday in irving dorner killed two people monica quan, the former of an lapd captain who represented dorner in front police board that eventually fired her and her fiance. dorner attempted to hijack a boat. then early thursday, dorner fires at police officers in corono, assigned to protect someone connected to dorner's threats. one officer hurt. in riverside, two officers fired upon on a cowardly ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. the manifesto states the attacks stop when the department states the truth about my innocence, publicly.
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>> he told us what he intend to do, and so far he's done it. >> reporter: leaving the community on edge, wondering when the violence will stop. the search in the big bear area is continuing tonight. one potential complicating factor. snow is expected. good news perhaps for local residents there. the san berard dino area says schools expected to reopen today. some were closed as a precaution while the manhunt intensified in the big bear area, christine. >> and local residents have been told to stay inside? >> reporter: not only told to stay inside. told to not answer their doors to anyone unknown to them or a law enforcement uniform. very clearly a community on edge and a region very nervous. this manhunt going on through nine southern california counties and the longer this goes on, the greater the possibility that he may be out of the area, christine. >> all right. casey wian, following it for us.
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thank you, casey. we'll talk to david cliklinger. he is a former lapd officer. >> first, we try to get inside the head of this suspected cop killer. elizabeth cohen taking a look at what could have made him snap. stouffer's is proud to make america's favorite lasagna... with hand-layered pasta, tomatoes, and real mozzarella cheese. but what makes us even prouder... is what our real dinners can do for your family. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. officewith an online package new colincluding: domain name,y! website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores!
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welcome back to "early start." 13 minutes past the hour. we're following the manhunt for christopher dorner, trying to figure out what may have triggered all of the violence. elizabeth cohen tells us he's psychologically very different than other suspected killers. christina and i have been talking about this. and if you look at the smile, he looks so normal, affable. what is so different about this guy? >> it's interesting you mentioned that think of the pictures of james holmes, a lot of people said that it looked like there was something off about this guy. he thought he was the joker from batman. and others say that god told him
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to kill. that is not dorner. he has farm grip on reality. doesn't appear to be psychotic according to a psychologist that specializes in these kinds of cases. it's very different. doesn't seem to be psychotic, not seem to be insane in the way we usually use that word. zoraida. >> and when you read his manifesto, it's well written, his thoughts are so organized. why do you think he allegedly did it then? >> that's exactly right. they are organized and go on and on. and the psychiatrist i was talking to said you feel like he's been ruminating on these details of people who did him wrong and it's been ruminating in his mind possibly for years. the psychiatrist said this he thinks this is a very angry man and even more so, a very narcissistic man. he says i'm a whistleblower, i know what's right and know how to deal with this situation. let's look at a little piece of the manifesto. i always stuck to my personal
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code of ethics, ethos and my shoreline and true north. i didn't need the u.s. navy to instill honor, courage and commitment in me. it's in any dna. he is narcissistic. it's addressed from him to america. he thought the whole country needed to hear what he had to say. that's sort of the definition of grandiose. >> wow. yeah. clearly felt he was wronged. and also in the note he left to anderson cooper is he said i am not a liar. it seemed it was so important to share that with america. we know this guy was in the military. could ptsd have played a role in him snapping like this? >> the psychiatrist said it's possible. but he said he treated a lot of people with ptsd, and people with ptsd are more impulsive, don't write well-organized, well-thought out sorts of
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about to be buried. a monster blizzard bearing down on the northeast. by this time, one new england city could be digging out from three feet of snow. just in to cnn, police thought they were hot on the trail of a suspected cop killer, only to come up empty. more details ahead. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans in for john berman. >> nice to have you. i'm zoraida sambolin. 28 minutes haas the hour. it's a beast of a storm that could bring transportation to a complete halt. take a look at the radar, right now, the storm moving its way up the east coast with heavy snow expected to start really soon now. you are looking at a live picture from boston. by this time tomorrow, they could be digging out from three pete of snow. may not be able to see the sight. new york expected to get a foot
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or more. people are lining up for blocks at gas stations to fill up before the weather gets really bad and before the first flakes fall, nearly 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have been canceled. meteorologist jennifer delgado tracking the storm. but we will go first to zain asher, live at lagaraguardia's airport. yesterday at o'hare, they had a lot of cancelations and that just trickles down, doesn't it? >> reporter: yeah, zoraida, a lot of cancelations right now. 30 minutes into a blizzard warning that started at 6:00 a.m. and blizzards and travel are like oil and water, they certainly do not mix. 3,300 flights across the southeast as you mentioned, completely canceled. not delayed, simply canceled. airlines not taking chances. things were relatively calm here, but slowly starting to pick up. lines forming at laguardia. i want to show you this radar
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map, showing you what's happening in the air right now. blue dots represent flights that are in the air right now. and as you can see, pretty jammed. people are desperately trying to get out before the storm hits later on this afternoon. i spoke to a couple of people who said they initially had flights booked for this afternoon and tomorrow, they weren't taking any chances, they decided to call ahead and actually get their flights rebooked and were successful. this is what they had to say. >> well, we've been watching the storm approach with some trepidation and saw the forecast yesterday and at that point, we decided we weren't going to get out of here. >> if you couldn't make arrangements really early. i would stay home. i would hate to be in the airport two or three days. >> reporter: and actually i spoke to another guy who said he was actually on hold with -- with american airlines for with an hour and a half. can you imagine that? if you have travel plans today, and your flight leaves after 1:00 or tomorrow, make sure you call in advance.
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airlines are very flexible in terms of allowing passengers to switch over flights without charging extra fees. >> great advice, but you know a lot of people won't take it. they will show up to the airport, probably be stranded. what's the contingency plan. can you take a train, will there be cots set up for people to sleep at the airport? >> typically when there are airline disruptions, people tend to resort to trains, but, unfortunately, amtrak saying all trains leaving penn station after 1:00 heading northbound are canceled. >> i hope people like sleeping on cots. zain asher, thank you very much many. >> let's get to jennifer delgado. when you hear people like you use the word like epic and historic. >> pay attention. >> this isn't sensational this is real -- real meteorology.
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>> we're not making this up. there is science behind it and we're talking about a potentially historic storm on the way and and why we are dealing with blizzard warnings in place. new york city, i didn't forget about you, newark. you are also under that. in addition to the blizzard warning, we're talking about a storm surge threat from areas from new jersey toward maine. some of the areas are still recovering from superstorm sandy last year, so they really do need a break, but it looks like they may not get one with this. as we look at the radar, one storm from the great lakes to the mid-atlantic. we are seeing wintry precipitati precipitation. parts of washington, d.c. it starts to kick in as we get later in the day for boston, providence, hartford. you will see snow start around 9:00 a.m., but when we get later into the evening, two storms merge, that's when we will really see snowfall totals really start to blow and
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blizzard conditions kicking in. 34, 30 inches of snowfall. and with winds in excess up to 70 miles per hour, power outages possible. driving basically impossible for these parts. visibility not going to be there. you don't need to be on the roads. we'll continue to follow with more team coverage with ind understa understand. >> at laguardia, they tell you to leave. they don't offer cots. >> it's not quite -- at o'hare they have a finely tuned -- >> because it happens a lot. >> yeah. >> but they mostly don't want you to go to the airport. in new york, they want you to stay at home. >> stay at a hotel. >> rather be stranded at a hotel or the airport? >> oh, definitely the hotel. thank you, jennifer delgado. 33 minutes past the hour.
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hopes in the big development in the hunt for a fired lapd cop have now faded. a report ed sighting of christopher dorner turned out to be a hoax if you can believe it. he vowed to target lapd officers and their families. dorner's burned out vehicle found at the big bear ski resort 0 miles or so from los angeles. but the suspect was nowhere to be found. >> there was a murder and an attempted murder with three law enforcement officers. the person responsible is still on the street and we don't know what he's going to do. we know what he's capable of doing, and we need to find him. >> dorner reached out to cnn, sending a package to our anderson cooper which contained a hand-labeled dvd and a coin
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wrapped in duct tape. i would like to talk more about this with david clinger, associate professor of criminnology and also a former lapd police officer. thank you for taking time this morning to. >> jim: us. what we know about dorner, he has police and military training, so how do you catch a man who has that kind of knowledge? >> well, the first thing you have to understand is that the threat level is obviously quite elevated given his background and you have to understand that he probably has some good idea about the structure of the manhunt that's going on. and so police have to be extra careful. and that's basically the platform upon which they have to operate. >> and apparently this man has absolutely no concern with dying. he has said so in his manifesto, he's ready to die. and also says he will bring on conventional and asymmetrical
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warfare to those in lapd uniform. i never had an opportunity to have a family of my own. i am terminating yours. do you think this will end with him captured alive? >> anything is possible. he could have a change of mind, a change of heart. i don't think the likelihood is high. we've run into people like there throughout law enforcement, and he will be taken alive. there is a good chance he will be taken alive once he has demonstrated his willingness to take on law ebb force many. many people will say you will never take me alive, that classic line from '30s gangster movies, but when someone is hunting law enforcement, and first he was just going after lapd, then he has this cowardly ambush with these two poor officers in riverside, you have to take him at his word. >> so what we know right now, where this stands, they found his truck, and it was burning,
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near big bear mountain. could be be leaving a trail for police? trying to bait police? >> absolutely. he could be setting up all sorts of false information. he could be nowhere in the area. could have fled in a vehicle, he could be 1,000 or so miles away. could be literally anywhere north, south, or to the east. >> dorner alleges police corruption. we learn this in his manifesto. excessive force and racism in the ranks of the lapd. based on your experiences working in the lapd, what are your experiences with that? >> he is full of baloney. i don't know the details, but i read part of his manifesto. to make a long story short. i wouldn't put any credence in the written words of a murderer. >> david klinger, we appreciate your time and expertise. >> thank you so much. too close for comfort.
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scientists at nasa say a giant aster reside, half of size of a fin football field, is headed our way it will pass close on february 15th. 17,200 miles. all of the space objects hurling toward us have low impact probable. >> still very close. >> a little too close for comfort. craving for girl scout cookies? we've got a lot of them. getting easier to get. some scouts join us to show a modern twist on the great american tradition. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha!
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good morning. welcome back to "early start" this friday morning, we would like to wish you and yours happy national girl scout cookie day. cookies have grown into a 7$790 million business for the girl scouts. >> this year the iconic boxes are getting an overhaul. we have the krfrp eo of girl scouts usa and a couple of girls. anna lopez fonte and katy genari. thank you for joining us. what's different? >> what's different about scouting, we just have completed 100 years of girl scouting history in the united states. in addition, for the first time in over a decade, we've updated our boxes to really show that actually girl scout cookies are more than just cookies. they develop these young ladies into tremendous leaders doing amazing things in their community. >> we did a story this last hour
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how entrepreneurship. you asked kids what they want to be when they grow up, 60% wants to be entrepreneurs. this teaches entrepreneurship. let's be honest. capitalism. girls learning capitalism. >> it's the largest entrepreneur program for girls in the country if not the world. they raise 790 million every year, which they reinvest back in local community. funding homeless shelters, meal sites, senior centers, parks for community. they really are chaunging the world they are living in. >> we were just talking earlier, and this is something i want to share. a little bit for everybody. christine saying she loves the aspect of entrepreneurship and capitalism. and i love the fact that you teach these girls how to be engaged in the community. teach them to be leaders in the community. ladies, i want to ask you -- i'll start with you. what have you learned? what is your takeaway from being a girl scout? >> i learn you can plan
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everything to do, like from cookie selling, and it also gets you ready for when you are in high school, you have to plan about what college you want to go to, which career and it gets you ready for the real world. >> what about you, katie? >> i learned that helping my community is one of my favorite things and like taking part of in my community and making the community a better place. >> so what are one. things? this is my favorite thing i've done as a girl scout, what would that be? >> i'm working toward my gold award, educating my community on driver safety to make my roads in the community a better and safer place. >> also a little competition, isn't there? you learn about competition. you see somebody working a little harder. to get badges and sell cookies and makes you work harder too, doesn't it, emma? >> yeah, i usually sell the most
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cookies. >> you are the one that i was always trying to beat. >> my daughter was a daisy, i was a brownie, and we really relate and respect what you do. what is your most popular cookie? >> the thin mint. what's interesting, 95th year of selling girl scout cookies, started in 1917. we love the new boxes, highlighting the five business skills that girls learn selling cookies, goal setting, decision making, people skills, how do you make that cold sale as people are walking up to you to buy your cookies, and, of course, business ethics, so important. and in addition, they are having fun. >> yes. >> that's what's so important. we serve girls 5 through 17 years old. every zip code in the country. 92 countries in the world and they are making the world a better place. >> 100 years ago it was sewing, mending, and things that -- it's
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amazing. even the number of badges and kinds of badges so much different now. >> my last question for you? >> i'm 13. >> and do you know where you are headed to college and what you want to be when you grow up? >> i think i want to go into medicine, and i think i want to stay in new york. i don't want to go too far from home. >> i love to hear that. >> what about you, katie? >> i am 16 years old and i want to be a broadcast journalist when i grow up. >> you need to come intern with us. congratulations, ladies. i hope you sell tons and tons of cookies, we've been eating them all morning. thank you for joining us today. >> everybody wants to be number one. but in college basketball, maybe it's not the place to be. the bleacher report, a big upset that has some talking about a curse, next.
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this just in. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the solomon islands this is an aftershock of the 8.0 magnitude quake on wednesday. nine people were killed by a tsunami after that initial quake. >> we'll keep our eye on that. soledad o'brien joining us. >> good friday morning. lots to tell you about. we continue to update you on the manhunt for the suspected cop killer, name is christopher dorner. a police officer himself. a former police officer. what drove him to such violence. we'll talk this morning to former classmate james usera, and jim clemente and dr. michael we willn welner. other big story.
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a snowstorm that could bury new york and new england in up to three feet. we have team coverage tracking the path. and the westminster dog show kicks off next week. we'll talk to the co-host of the show, david freye, along with two new breeds allowed to compete. >> a lot of fun. >> fun. 51 minutes past the hour. for the fifth straight week, college basketball's top ranked team lost and, boy, how they lost. >> joe carter here with the morning's bleacher report. >> good morning, guys. wow is right. illinois shocked number one indiana from a are come from behind buzzer beater. the days of college basketball, seems like being number one is more of a curse. tied with .9 seconds left. tyler griffey the hero. no one is defending the basket. lay-up is good. illinois went on a 13-2 run.
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fans rush the court. illinois, unranked, beats indiana, 74-72. it's official. al alex collins will play for the university of arkansas. earlier this week, his mom refused to sign the arkansas letter of intent. you know when mom says know, you got to ask dad and it work. his father signed the papers yesterday. mom, like a lot of people, were expecting him to play football closer to home at the university of miami, which was his original verbal commitment. pitcher mark buehrle loves his dog so much, he would spend the entire baseball season living alone than leave his best friend behind. rather than giving up his pitbull pup, he will spend his 14th major league season alone in canada while wife jamie and the dogs stay together in st.
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louis some 800 miles away. here is a perk for winning the super bowl. joe flacco on letterman. coach john harbaugh's turn. >> it started well. it finished well. there was that little thing in the middle that was a little distracting. >> we have some videotape. this is you during the blackout. who are you talking to there? >> that's mike kenso with the nfl. >> what was that about? >> there was concern about the restaurant after the game. new orleans has a lot of great restaurants. not sure where to go. >> go to bleacherreport.com. guys, between gumbo and char-grilled oysters. tough decision. >> you can have both. you can have both. it's new orleans. >> thank you. today's best advice when there comedian and mom heather macdonald, next. ♪
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start." should you get paid for all the extra time you spend checking work e-mails outside of work. most people would say yes. a chicago police officer has filed lawsuit against the city, asking them to pay up for all of the hours he is required to work off duty and while at home from his department-issued blackberry. there are work policies and procedures that allow police officers to request overtime. they say at best this is a union grievance, not a lawsuit. we wrap it up with best advice. we hear from comedian and author heather macdonald. >> best advice i ever received,
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when i was struggling to see if i should take the job at chelsea lately, my kids were little. you better take that job and do what makes you happy. a few years from now, they won't even look up from their xbox. i never have to say i gave you the best years of plif. i had some fun, got to write about my kids in my book so they realize what an incredible fabulous mother they have. >> different strokes for different folks i guess. >> it's true. oh, gosh. a long story. that's "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. "starting point "with soledad o'brien starts right now. welcome, everybody. the storm for the record books.
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historic blizzard could hit new england. we have live team coverage with everything you need to know. he is considered extremely dangerous. new developments in the hunt for this man. a suspected cop killer, including what we've learned about a potential sighting overnight. john brennan in the hot seat as he tries to become the new cia director. surprising views on interrogation tactics and drones. then, he's out. the man squatting in a multimillian dollar mansion in florida gets the boot. and we'll speak with jim clemente, dr. michael welner, james usera, a former classmate of christopher dorner. ronwiden, and david frei of the westminster kennel club. we want to wco

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